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perplex

Moss Wall

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perplex    146
perplex

Im thinking about doing a moss wall, but im not sure how..

has anyone done anything like this?

i was going to get some plastic mesh, but couldnt find any, and wanted it to be firm and not bend out of shape..

im thinking of black egg crate now, not sure if the moss will hold onto it easy though...

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FMuscle    56
FMuscle

I have some white plastic mesh if you want. What size do you need? I'll need some of it in the 6ft, but you can have the rest. I'll have to check my stock.
The best way to do it is to lay your moss on a mesh sheet, put another sheet on top, sew them together with fishing line and let it float for a light while under 12-12hrs lighting. 

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Disciple    999
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I tried this out and what i did was get some SS mesh from the LFS. I tied a couple of suction cups onto it and then just tied moss to it. Stuck on the side of the aquarium and it was fine.

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perplex    146
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9 hours ago, FMuscle said:

I have some white plastic mesh if you want. What size do you need? I'll need some of it in the 6ft, but you can have the rest. I'll have to check my stock.
The best way to do it is to lay your moss on a mesh sheet, put another sheet on top, sew them together with fishing line and let it float for a light while under 12-12hrs lighting. 

what type of mesh is it? can you post a picture?

8 hours ago, Disciple said:

I tried this out and what i did was get some SS mesh from the LFS. I tied a couple of suction cups onto it and then just tied moss to it. Stuck on the side of the aquarium and it was fine.

hard to find big pieces of SS mesh

 

i did find some plastic mesh at spotlight, it was abit thinner than i was expecting, but if i tie 2 together it may be better

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FMuscle    56
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I found some mesh at spotlight too, but when I put it in water it got flimsy and started degrading. it was the only one I found locally. I have a few sheets of A4 sized plastic mesh, like the weir in this pic. I'll dig them up today and see how much I've actually got. I'll need two sheets for my 6ft, you're welcome to the rest of it.IMG_7226.jpg

 

Edit: found them, they're actually 26.7x34.3 cm. I have 10, so you can have 8 if you want.

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JacksonL    82
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Do a search online for 'moss graffiti', you can use it on aquarium moss, paint it onto the mesh and grow it emmersed for a few weeks then put it in the tank. It will give you the best chance at getting good coverage and attachment to the mesh imo. I've only ever done it on wood but I'm sure it would be the same on a fine mesh.

there's a recent ScapeFu podcast episode on it that has a good recipe and method in it.

 

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perplex    146
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5 hours ago, FMuscle said:

I found some mesh at spotlight too, but when I put it in water it got flimsy and started degrading. it was the only one I found locally. I have a few sheets of A4 sized plastic mesh, like the weir in this pic. I'll dig them up today and see how much I've actually got. I'll need two sheets for my 6ft, you're welcome to the rest of it.

Edit: found them, they're actually 26.7x34.3 cm. I have 10, so you can have 8 if you want.

oh if there the same as spotlight then it doesnt matter, i can just pick some up for couple of bucks, but if it is flimsy and started degrading thats not good...

degrading how?

 

this is what i found, is it the same?

287nejk.jpg

 

38 minutes ago, JacksonL said:

Do a search online for 'moss graffiti', you can use it on aquarium moss, paint it onto the mesh and grow it emmersed for a few weeks then put it in the tank. It will give you the best chance at getting good coverage and attachment to the mesh imo. I've only ever done it on wood but I'm sure it would be the same on a fine mesh.

there's a recent ScapeFu podcast episode on it that has a good recipe and method in it.

 

oh wow, so you can just use any tank moss and it will be fine?

you said you applyed it to wood, did it stick fine? is it hard to get off?

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al4n    25
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Dont use moss like java/pearl etc, ive used weeping/xmas/peacock with great success. I have attached a photo of my moss wall, it is abit messy atm everything needs a trim but you get the idea.

 

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FMuscle    56
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11 minutes ago, perplex said:

degrading how?

 

this is what i found, is it the same?

287nejk.jpg

That is the same as I was offering, the one I found and degraded was thinner, felt like plastic but was probably nylon or something... That one is a good one.

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perplex    146
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35 minutes ago, al4n said:

Dont use moss like java/pearl etc, ive used weeping/xmas/peacock with great success. I have attached a photo of my moss wall, it is abit messy atm everything needs a trim but you get the idea.

why not use pearl moss? that the moss i got :P

 

how did you attach it?

 

im thinking about trying to blend some, and paint it on, i saw this new small tank at cash converters a all in one, i know all in ones arnt the best but i may just have to get it, it looked sweet lol...

 

this is the one at spotlight - Plastic Canvas Sheet

http://www.spotlightstores.com/sewing/knitting-crochet/knitting-crochet-accessories/plastic-mesh-canvas-sheet-7-count/p/BP80128863

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al4n    25
al4n

Using two plastic mesh, and lay the moss in between and zip tie them together. Zip tie suction cups on to hold on the back or cut the mesh exactly the size of the back of the tank that way it will stand at the back

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perplex    146
perplex

oh ok, im kinda interested in trying the blended idea lol

egg crate will be fine im guessing?

 

@al4n so why not use pearl moss?

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JacksonL    82
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2 hours ago, perplex said:

oh if there the same as spotlight then it doesnt matter, i can just pick some up for couple of bucks, but if it is flimsy and started degrading thats not good...

degrading how?

 

this is what i found, is it the same?

287nejk.jpg

 

oh wow, so you can just use any tank moss and it will be fine?

you said you applyed it to wood, did it stick fine? is it hard to get off?

I've done it with Peacock and US Fissiden and both worked really well.

It sticks well as it actually grows on the object you paint it on. easy to remove if you want, just run a small razor blade over the area like you would to remove any moss.

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al4n    25
al4n

Pearl grows upwards, just not as nice imo

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perplex    146
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oh alright, i thought just wouldnt work, ill see i guess :P

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